Why choose Cairns

Cairns, with its rich history dating back thousands of years to the Indigenous Aboriginal peoples, offers cruisegoers a glimpse into Australia's ancient past. Once a sleepy fishing village, Cairns has evolved into a bustling tourist hub, attracting visitors with its vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty. The city's unique blend of Indigenous, European, and Asian influences is evident in its art, cuisine, and traditions. Local cuisine in Cairns is a feast for the senses, with fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and Indigenous bush tucker dishes tantalizing taste buds. Don't miss the chance to try traditional Aboriginal fare like kangaroo or crocodile, washed down with a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or a tropical cocktail.

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Local events worth attending in Cairns include the Cairns Festival, a celebration of arts, culture, and community held annually in August. Other highlights include the Great Barrier Reef Marathon, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and the Taste of Cairns food festival. These events showcase the city's vibrant arts scene, diverse culinary offerings, and unique cultural heritage.

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The area enjoys a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine year-round. While the wet season (November to April) brings occasional rain and humidity, the dry season (May to October) offers perfect weather for outdoor activities and exploring the region's natural wonders. For the best weather and fewer crowds, consider visiting Cairns during the dry season. Some films shot in Cairns include "Fools Gold," "San Andreas," and "Nim's Island," showcasing the region's resilient backdrop for providing your own cinematic adventure.

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Cairns is home to several iconic landmarks and tourist attractions, including the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and Cairns Esplanade. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to spot native Australian animals like kangaroos, koalas, and cassowaries in their natural habitat. Just watch out for the drop bears and other critters lurking in the bush! And if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Mad Max himself, cruising through the Outback in his iconic Interceptor.